A new community radio station has been launched in Wellingborough.
Welly Radio started broadcasting today (Saturday, November 24).
It’s being aired over the internet and it features a range of music and shows about local issues and topics.
The station covers as far as Rushden and Higham Ferrers and all the villages in between those towns and Wellingborough.
Northants Telegraph reporter Gemma Toulson had the honour of cutting the ribbon at the opening of the new station, based in Wellingborough town centre.
Mark Jones, from Welly Radio, said: “We are really pleased to have launched the radio station today. We have got lots of different age groups involved with running the station so it’s bringing people together for a good cause.
“I hope the station is going to flourish and have a great future.
“We started broadcasting at 5pm today (Saturday), and there will be broadcasts every week day evening from 7pm until 9pm. We are also trying to get more new shows up and running.
“We are also looking for people from each of the town’s we cover in order that every area is represented.”
Listeners will be able to hear news headline bulletins from the Northants Telegraph thanks to a partnership between the paper and the station.
Mr Jones added: “We were delighted that Gemma came along to cut the ribbon and we are very pleased that the Northants Telegraph has been supporting us.”
Anyone interested in joining Welly Radio should call Mr Jones on 01933 279035 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To listen, or for more details visit www.wellyradio.com.